‘Birth’: Origins at the end of life
Friday 27 March 2015 2.30 - 3.30pm
Reynolds Room, Burlington House
Free, booking required.
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Artist Whitney McVeigh discusses an excerpt of her film-based artwork, which asks women at the end of their lives to talk about their experience and memories of giving birth.
Do we ever forget the act of giving birth? How does birth transform the ways in which we relate to life? This fundamental aspect of human memory has not been adequately recorded and discussed through the eyes of older women.
In this event, artist Whitney McVeigh discusses her collaboration with St Christopher’s Hospice and how women have embraced both the physical and psychological changes that come with carrying and the birth of a child. The work relates to Whitney McVeigh’s research entitled Human Fabric at London College of Fashion, which looks at the human being as vessel, container and carrier of stories and memories.
This conversation will be chaired by Amy Bluett, the RA's Events and Lectures Coordinator.